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such a weakened position that it's forced us to open ourselves to any mets -- methods, be it outsourcing and leveraging that private effort in capital and just letting you do your thing. in some ways we could be the libertarian dream here. [laughter] >> i saw two people leave the room. [laughter] here's a question, what's the advice for do detroit? overlap, overlay, not an ip instant city in china, right? there's no unified government, it's fragmented at the bureaucracy level, and there's this capacity issue, serious capacity issue within government. what's the advice? >> well, i don't suspect that a lot of the entrepreneurs in this room who are the talent pool for the next economy in detroit are thinking how do i get a job with the city. so -- >> no career advice. >> no, but i mean, seriously. the young talent pool, the 20-somethings and 30-somethings are not thinking about the public sector as a career path. so let's just be blunt and honest. the city is not going to be able to harness the talent that's there that will get the city to the next place. so invert the qu
>> all of us get the point. we all talk to people every day. when you hear an authentic answer like -- it's like not talking what, i don't know what to do with that. you just get so used to them saying things over and over and over again. our job is to get through. >> what about the first ladies? my last question and then i will open up to the floor. are they exactly the way they come across in, you know, on tv and in the press, or are they very different? >> my contrary in, why don't you start? >> i have admiration for all first ladies, without exception, because there judged so harshly. they can do nothing right. i'm a little upset with michelle today because i've not been able to eat. it's a big fuss now about trying, school lunches to be more nutritious and the kids are boycotting because they say they need some mac and cheese. but anyway, i don't know michelle obama well enough to say whether -- i've met her and she seems very, she was surprisingly kind of reserved and quiet and humble. i know laura bush a good deal better, traveled with her to the middle east. i was in dallas
parts i think we move forward. repealing that wouldn't get us where we need to go which is medicare for all systems which make it much easier for employers to hire workers and provide health care for them because they would be paying a simple medical payroll tax. it hasn't proven to be true because there should be increased by from medical devices under the affordable care act the i'm not compelled by his arguments. >> ann marie buerkle, your chance for rebuttal. buerkle: they're going to left 10% of the workforce is indicative of the affordable care act. i was going to affect jobs and economy. our largest employers in our district, the affordable care act is going to dramatically impact medicare reimbursement to hospitals, to our physicians along with sequestration. of our hospitals are not alive and welcome you can have the most comprehensive health care plan in the world but if you don't have hospitals or physicians who will treat these patients, their health care system is going to fail miserably. so i would say absolutely we need to repeal the affordable care act for jobs and t
. obviously, the campaign is for the united states senate. the filibuster has been used in this current united states senate all a long. hasn't been accused? >> i think every party will always see the other party abuses. i like the system. i like the requirement because to get 60 votes. requires working across the aisle. i think that's something i'm well-suited for. so i would not vote to get rid of the filibuster. sometimes it is abused by both parties. >> from 1917-1970, 50 cloture vote. this current senate, 109th cloture vote. what is going on? >> you have a dysfunctional senate. we haven't had a budget passed innocent in more than three years but someone mentioned the other day the last time the senate passed the budget, the apple ipad had not been invented yet. >> how can it be functional is the filibuster is always wearing its had? >> they can. we've had the filibuster for years and with a functional senate. as senator mccain said the other day this is the first time in 51 years that the senate hasn't passed a defense authorization bill. the problem right now, i don't think we will convi
interesting piece that you provided to us. this is a three-page sheet. in section "d" item three reads and i'll read it out, based on the american experiment the conditicob september can maintain toe tool independence is difficult to excomplain. is that a gentlemanly code? to go full separation? >> it won't work. if you really want to separate some operations clearly and decisively, you don't put two folks in the same organization and say they don't talk to each other. we've never had anything so quite so comprehensive but have had different subsidiaries of the banking organization with prohibitions with the bank. we tend to break down. because of pressures from the institutions itself. as we moved away from concentration on traditional mer kmshl banks which is other functions and subsidiaries, the federal reserve rules out in theory is we now permit another subsidiary unless they provide support for the bank in time of need. let me just repeat what is used to hear from a prominent banker. he just loved is affirm point, which is to name parts of the institution, it will be protected to the e
the theme of this panel, what you recommend in the future as far as how the u.s. should be interacting with those countries, another afghanistan scenario and also the possibility, hopefully we won't be intervening any time soon directly, however, what i am curious about is if that's intervention does not happen, what would be the ideal scenario given the other actors in the region and how they are influencing that? >> the sad reality is this is one of those situations where there is no ideal scenario or even a good scenario. that is what i was alluding to when i opened my comments by saying there are situations where there is no good solution. i would commend, some of you may have read a piece by my friend and colleague in the washington post in which he makes the point that the world and especially the middle east is an awfully messy place, in many ways in which the united states can't be expected, no u.s. president could be expected to solve and resolve everything. the blood shed in syria makes all of us shudder. that doesn't mean there is a u.s. policy option that will bring it to a
, which are now becoming recognized in good part thanks to these authors we have with us today, to close things out. being recognized by historians for the contribution he has made to our national life. so, ladies and gentlemen, i'm happy to hand over for the last act in your main tent, wells fargo sponsored for us, mr. golden, who will introduce everybody and it's a tremendous closing act, if you like, to a wonderful day, blessed with sunshine, with all your presence, and i think we've got an extraordinary cast for this which he will be pleased ands to introduce, and i'm sure we're all going to profit from this wonderful last act to a memorable day. thank you, and all the best to the people in the discussion. mr. golden. [applause] mr. golden. [applause] >> thank you, dr. billingsley. wells fargo is delighted be one of the desponsors of the book festival and the history pavilion. next we have a very special program devoted the life and legacy of dwight david eisenhower. i'm especially pleased to introduce this segment because i was born at the end of the eisenhower presidency. some of m
most powerful democrat in washington have to use his chief of staff as a lever to send a message to the president of the united states? i was talking to somebody from amazon.com the other day. as you may know, they take books and they divide them as red states and blue states. most of the books selling in red states, republican state, blue state, democratic states, and i have said, where does this football? where is it to and he said well, it's purple. because it has information about both sides in all of us. it shows that there is a war going on, not just in the democratic party, but the republican perhaps much more intense. john boehner is trying to work a deal with the president to do tax reform and entitlement reform and his deputy, the majority leader, calls people like paul ryan, who is now running for vice president. .. >> if you keep doing this, you are going to risk your speakership. the president said when i talked to him, interestingly enough, he said in fixing -- he realizes the magnitude of all of this, as does speaker boehner, key democrats, key republicans realize
we're going to both of them whah us. all of that when we come back. please stay with us. >> welcome back to the continuation of her one our prime time live debate for congressional district 18 covering parts of palm beach county, barton county. with us today, congressman allen west and his challenger for the new district here, democrat patrick murphy in its first run for office. we thank you both for being with us. will continue our question on the broad topic of taxes. >> moderator: we left everyone hanging on the deficit. let's pick up without again. you are opposed to raising taxes. the deficit this past year was a think 1.1 coding dollars which was an improvement over the previous year. if you're not going to raise taxes, what are some things you could cut to get anywhere close the erasing of $1.1 trillion question. west: we are supposed of the deficit cut in half which is 458 billion. we should be about 230 billion but we've had 1.42 trillion, 1.29, 1.1. i think we have to look at certain agencies that were created and are not meeting up to their mission. lo
. the chinese haven't done us a favor yet of telling us who will be in the new leadership. that will be announced on november 8. i think we're all confident we know that the general secretary of the congress party will be xi jinping. will have a pretty good idea of at least four members of the politburo standing committee, and perhaps other members. i think, the important thing here is that china needs to resume the path of aggressive reform in the economic and political area. i think xi jinping is a very, very smart man who understands what china needs to do. a real linkage between economic and political reform in china. these are not unrelated. again, going back to the road report -- world bank report i mentioned, one of the key recommendations is about rule of wall of how important is to economic development in china. that is also historic the first step of most entries an issue. embarking on a path towards democracy. the question is whether xi jinping and the new standing committee will choose to take the aggressive steps that need to be taken on economic and political
scherer from "time" magazine what kind of give us the landscape of money and politics, what's really happening. i'm going to run through a little bit of some of the questions that i think we might want to be asking that are sort of you on the sticker shock question. do that pretty quickly. then we'll be joined by trevor potter, katherine mangu-ward -- trevor potter is a partner, and often known as the lawyer for stephen colbert's super pac. ali many of us have known him for many years but now the world knows him. and katherine mangu-ward is a fellow here at new america and the managing editor of magazines. so with no more a do i will thank you all for coming and turn it over to michael. >> someone who knew trevor when he was a lawyer for john mccain, agenda was a pretty important job, nothing like being a lawyer for stephen colbert. maybe one day i can say i work for comedy central, too. people will be impressed. i just want to give a brief overview. this is out to a graphic we ran in "time" magazine at the end of july this summer, trying our best at that moment in time to project th
election law there's nothing that calls for personal financial disclosure which both of us felt that the issues both you and your husband are sector millions. i fully filled out those forms in full compliance. and i went a step further but i three years of my tax returns. it was published that take 30% of my income in taxes. i have no loopholes. i've no for an account. it's my small businesses where i make my money. you make your money working for the government are doing your money -- you and your husband make almost three and $50,000 a year. my income is earned by having companies that employ workers in this a. i think the bigger question is, you've got something hidden in your to secret family trusts that you won't disclose and you haven't disclosed. so ms. hochul, ladies and those to secret family trusts ask because i've a feeling they may be something you don't want the voters to know. hochul: you've got to be kidding me. give it a pretty big you're the one who has refused to put your personal taxes on one because you said the voters basically were not smart enough to under
from national broadband and their taxonomy for urban and rural what you are used to is if you were at the county level, urban county part of a metropolitan area. this approach is to look at urbanized areas where population threshold of those areas is going to be 2500 people or more. if you are in one of those areas could be accounted classified as rural in a metropolitan area but classified as rural but there's a town of 5,000 people in it. for this purpose and purpose of this classification those towns are called urban and if we look at those areas which are rural and the population area is not a town of 2500. we will stop there so we don't get bloated. other questions? over on this side. >> good morning. thank you to the foundation that the hudson institute. the world's full community trust and president and organizations concerned about organization and move rapidly towards adopting a common core standards across the country and assessments of those standards and by 2014 the assessments across the nation will be delivered online. our concern is rural schools and how to access th
the bad news at 12:05 which is how it happens. but i do love the media research center and now a lot of us do because these guys don't follow the rules, and i don't follow the rules as prescribed. as taught in catholic school. didn't really take very well. and conventional wisdom has it that, you know, if you can't beat them, you joined it. at media research center they taken that old adage and turned it on its ear. we can't join them so let's beat the hell out of them. [applause] and my job here tonight really is basically to shuttle people up on stage, onto the stage, and allow them to do the real work. i'm just kind of the windowdressing. to present the awards and do all of that good stuff. and we have tonight a very busy night, a lot of stuff usually, a lot of great people to present awards and a lot of great people receiving awards. we have four awards plus our funnies, our videos, plus the william f. buckley, jr. award for excellence in journalism, excellence in journalism? it happens. plus a grand finale, just wait. plus even more fun after the event with the davidson brothers band
in the room with us that you have an opportunity write down questions. you can feel free to do that now, do it on a piece of paper, your program, whatever. will come around and about 20 minutes to collect those. brad spent i want to start with a technical point to bring the audience up to speed on things. for example, we often refer to super pacs as romney super pac or obama's super pac. in fact, by definition super pacs have to operate independently of the campaign. one thing that has come about that a don't think anybody anticipated at the time was the single candidate super pac. we should note that the romney campaign or the obama campaign or the santorum our gingrich campaigns do not play a role in setting the super pacs a. of course, as nick points out -- >> yes, they do because it's always their top people who started the super pac. >> but they don't play any role, romney can talk -- people leave. of course, they do. you don't expect a bunch of romney people to leave and start a gingrich super pac. the point is that i've been out of contact with the campaign. if we take it from there,
, and supporting those in the future. i thank the chair. >> thank you very much, senator, for being with us here today, and we know that your schedule is tight this month, so whenever you need to depart, please feel free to do so. and commander koutz, you are now recognized. >> thank you very much, mr. chairman. i want to thank the senator, my senator from indiana, senator lugar, for that kind introduction. good morning, chairman miller and members of the committee. first, let me state that how proud i am that you to contest his pow-mia flag and empty chair behind me. i understand this is the first time, and i hope it's not the last time. 90. on behalf of the 2.4 million members of the american legion, i appreciate the opportunity to testify before you this morning. prior to getting into the details of our written testimony of a like to introduce some of the national officers that will serve with me this year. as i call the names i ask that they stand and be recognized. national vice commander davidow out of west virginia. lane hickman, department ohio. james holland, south carolina. james nitti
>> the percentage of women voting has been larger than it used to be. but it is still a very big question in this election, and has been, about how many women will vote. and in particular, the case for single women. >> [inaudible] >> i do feel very strongly there's a lot of women, and majority of women don't really understand what that act has done for them. and this administration has not used that, to really say this is what i did for you, with this act. obama talks about -- [inaudible] the assumption ever and understands it and i think that's a false assumption. i just wonder what you thought of that. >> i can't say that i followed all of the ways the lilly ledbetter act has been used, but i was involved in a debate just a couple weeks ago that wasn't in the context of the election particularly, but about whether or not the ledbetter act was important at all and whether the paycheck fairness act, which we take things a step further, was a good idea or not a good idea. and there are those who are claiming that it was, as i said, just to tweak and not important. and they just do
in order to agree to let your money, 5 cents per hour, to be used for political purposes. when i go to the store to buy a soda, i didn't sign on to whatever companies selling me that so does political agenda. i didn't choose that sally company makes revenue and then takes that ribbon and is now putting it into massive amounts of it come into an agenda is corrupting the political process potentially with a massive influence of wealthy wealthy dollars coming from large-scale bulk hundrecorporation. unions can has been political money out of any of their accounts but they do have to report forward and report for it. you want to walk through some of those numbers? >> you put up the one chart and these are not my numbers. these are from the "washington post." take anything they want. i have open secrets but if you put up that picture, you can see the ad spending, come up. look up top. these rights are tell you the amount of spending, ad spending, that's been done. american crossroads, 59. restore our future, 41, americans for prosperity, 36. those are the top three. all of those are repu
wrong. that seems to be the most important issue for all of us to address so we'll put in place a system in which we can have confidence that the public will support but also will be simply have a free independent and very vigorous press. >> mr. dave watts. >> is the prime minister aware that young people unemployment in my constituent has gone up by 1000%? what can we do about this scam to? >> what we're doing is putting in place to work program program and the his contract the biggest ever skin to help people get back into work. we have seen success in recent weeks and months where we see more people in more than at any time in our history. and the recent figures show a decline in the claimant count and a decline in unemployment, and a decline in youth unemployment. there's far more to do but we are heading in the right direction. >> mike crockart. >> thank you, mr. speaker. with the prime minister promised david unlike other leaders in other departments in the uk he will never spend 100,000 pounds placing legal advice he doesn't hold and never asked for? >> he asks a battling question
and austerity is with us for sometime yet. with the prime minister keep an open mind on how exactly to replace our nuclear deterrent? >> first of all, what i would say to my right honorable friend is a list of things that he goes through are all programs that are fully funded and probably going to be invested in because this government has sorted out that he knows because he played a major role, sorted out and the defense budget. what i would say to him, i look at this issue carefully, i don't believe we would save money by adopting some alternative nuclear deterrent posture but and also you have a nuclear deterrent i think it makes sense to make sure it's something that is credible and believable otherwise there's no point in having one at all. >> there are record levels of support for the british union. and every simple the prime minister will now that 7%, only 7% of the popular -- population of northern on what a united ireland to that only rises to 32% in 20 years time if asked the question then. does the prime minister of korea that the agreement that he signed up to this week to ensure t
>> the labour politician who got us into this mess, they say they have a different way. they called plan b, and it goes like this. we should stop worrying abu
can be used. >> dr. friedberg. >> i believe this problem basked in intellectual property is not a new one. we felt that before with other developing countries. china is a quarter of different magnitude than any we've faced in the past. the size and scale of china's efforts to extract technology, to steal technology to put it bluntly, the opportunities they have to do in part because of the desire of advanced industrial countries, firms wishing to invest in china and have msn mentioned earlier, sometimes hand over intellectual property and have the right to do that.
specific policy issues leads us up to transitional government's hopefully again the consultation with a democratic parliament. this is our task of a future democratic government. >> i am from georgetown university. have you considered of the accountability could cause members or the individuals were groups prolonged power and have you considered pardons for suit -- certain groups to maybe end the conflict earlier? >> some feel they want to bring these people have been responsible for bloodshed and corruption and to be made accountable. . . rwwww
in proprietary trading. that means the bank cannot use its own assets to trade. that was thought to be risky but nobody said it had anything to do with of financial crisis. but they can engage in market making and hedging. how do define the difference? market making and hedging at one side and proprietary trading on the other? i suggest it is very difficult. unless you understand the rationale of the trade that makes it extremely difficult for both with the volcker rule. thinks have happened now in the housing field for congress to specify they tried to adjust and control the process so they have the qualified residential mortgage then tell the regulatory agencies to tell everyone else what those terms mean. . . m,3xí
in the opinion that the word, quote, "people" unquote, used in the second amendment has the same meaning when used in other provisions of the constitution. on page 581 of the opinion, confidently asserts that the term, quote "unambiguously" refers to all members of the community, not unspecifieded subset," unquote. that describes the persons pecked by the first amendment because flops and the mentally ill have the same right to worship as they please as do law-abiding citizens, and no citizen need obtain a license to express his views publicly. con burdens of the office of presidency which other presidents have commented on. >> hello. welcome to the afternoon panel -- second afternoon panel on the cuban missile crisis. our panel will focus on kennedy and khrushchev and castro and decisions that led to decision making and we have an impressive array of talent here. i'm looking forward to this discussion. we have jim who is a professor at george washington university and author of a new fascinating book on vietnam. and also the author of a number of articles on the cuban missile crisis. we also
was going to be an ally of israel and it's not clear the u.s. was going to support a creative state and the u.s. was going to recognize israel. these are open questions that in fact many of the questions the state department was not in the right place. a big shock for anybody that follows the state department. the state apartment wasn't in the right place and wasn't as supportive as israel, and in fact the secretary of state threatened to resign if truman went ahead with pro-israel position. they did have the u.s. approach to create the partition. he had the u.s. recognize israel and these are important statements that he made. one of the things i read in the recent argument in the article and i think that you can talk about this in the conversation leader is the jewish vote was important. bye supporting israel and the way he did, harry truman helped secure the jewish vote to the democratic party for a long time during going forward. there are a lot of reasons why jewish vote democrats but among a number of them was that early on the democratic party, democratic president truman was
] . . policy center, but first, it is the 15th anniversary of c-span radio. here to talk us about that is nancy calo. why was it created, and what is at its mission? >> it was created on october 9, 1987, -- 1997, another way to affect coverage. we bring you live coverage of house and senate proceedings. we will have live coverage of debates on the fiscal cliff. also, we bring you public policy events including congressional hearings, and there is a hearing tomorrow by the house oversight and government reform committee looking into the attack on the consulate in benghazi, libya. all of our events, like c-span, her long-form, devil-to-devil, without interruption or -- gavel-to-gavel, without interruption or commentary. host: has the mission of c-span radio grown in 15 years? guest: it has changed as technology has changed. when we first went on the air in 1997, suspend a radio was available on 90.1 fm here in washington, d.c., and shortly thereafter we became available on satellite radio. as the years went on, smartphones were invented, and those apps were invented. we are now available on the a
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